Grounded for Life

Grounded for Life (2001)

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All Apologies - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: During the scene with the family in the living room and Claudia and Lily are sitting on the covered couch, the sheet falls off the top of the couch. In subsequent shots the sheet falls off and goes back on the top through the whole scene.


Oops!...I Did It Again - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: This episode establishes that Lily was born at the Live Aid event, which took place in July 1985. In the show's final episode, "Hello, Goodbye", Brad and Lily are graduating in 2005 (see the "congratulations" banner in a hallway at their school). Being born in 1985 would mean that she is graduating at age 20. It is highly unlikely that she failed and repeated two of her school years. Brad, who is the same age, is graduating with her, and he is a dedicated student.

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Suggested correction: I think she meant that Eddie has never maintained a stable job for a long time - a career.

This seems like a guess without watching the scene. She says specifically "Eddie doesn't work...As long as I've known him, he's never had a single job." Hardly a line to say if she meant he's never had a career or long term job.


I actually did watch the scene before I submitted my correction. However, I will agree with you that my guess is weak. It's just how I interpreted what Claudia says.

I've actually met people who think a job is not "real" unless it's a full-time, long-term career. They don't consider a pizza parlor job to be a "real job", even though it certainly is.

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Factual error: In one show, Sean and Claudia are in Las Vegas. Sean is doing well at the craps table and starts showing off. One time he even throws the dice around his back onto the table. However, when players are playing craps, they have to keep the dice above the table at all times. People working at a craps table would not have allowed Sean to do what he did.

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Pay You Back with Interest - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Lily's golden sprite tattoo is underneath the name "Dean" - "Dean" is written above the sprite's head, between the tips of her wings. A few episodes ago, at the end of "Your Father Shoulder Know - Part 2", Sean hugged Lily and accidentally lifted the back of her shirt, revealing the tattoo. The name "Dean" was not there.

Ticket to Ride - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Sean and Claudia catch Lily doing homework in her room, and they realise that she is not actually drunk, Sean asks where she was "tonight." But downstairs, a few minutes ago, Sean commented on her being drunk in "the middle of the day."

Pay You Back with Interest - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In the episode where Eddie first gets his blue electric car. He plugs the car into the kitchen with a long red extension cord. When there's a shot of Claudia first coming out of the kitchen to see what's going on, the red cord is gone. The whole kitchen entrance is shown, so the red cord should be visible. Then, when Eddie and Shawn are shown again, the red cord is back on the floor behind them.

Oops!...I Did It Again - S2-E22

Plot hole: Lily was vomiting because of the antibiotics she was taking for the infected tattoo. But initially, Sean and Claudia were both puzzled by her being sick. As a teenager, how could she have seen a doctor and been prescribed medicine without a parent knowing?

Action Mountain High - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Sean breaks down Lily's bedroom door and catapults into the room, there is a poster on Lily's wall across from her door. The poster goes from hanging properly to one corner untaped as the shot changes.

Henry Finnerty: Wow, that ride must be really scary. Those two guys are holding hands.
James "Jimmy" Finnerty: That's the line for cotton candy.

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Jimmy Was Kung-Fu Fighting - S1-E12

Question: How can Sister Helen give Lily detention when she sees Lily's tongue ring? She is at the Finnerty's house. Piercings are often a violation of school dress codes, but Sister Helen has not seen the piercing while at school.

Answer: It happens. One of my middle school/junior high classmates was suspended for fighting another classmate during the weekend, at a location nowhere near the school. Also, after Jimmy and Lily created the fake image of Sister Helen, it's easier for Sister Helen to get away with assigning an unfair detention.

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